Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Kid Stays In the Picture NIT

Curry's 32 Keeps Davidson Dancing Invited

Last year's belle of the ball, Stephen Curry, opened strong and closed stronger in Davidson's road win, 70-63, over South Carolina in the opening round of the National Invitational Tournament. It's been noted that the Knicks love Curry by ESPN's Chad Ford and others. Last night wouldn't have made the team's brass any less smitten.

After scoring 12 of Davidson's first 23 (and helping stake them to a double-digit lead), Curry picked up some early foul trouble. In his absence, the Gamecocks stormed all the way back, trailing by just two at the intermission. From the on, it was on. Until Curry flipped a switch and turned the light out on the other USC. The baby-faced friend of Lebron scored 13 of Davidson's final 17 to lift them clear of a 51-51 deadlock. He went 5 of 9 from three-point range, had three assists, three boards, two steals and one block.

And, this was actually a below-average postseason game for Curry by last year's standards, when he averaged 34 points per contest through four games.

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